Quickish NCAA tournament Day 2 recap

Dan Shanoff
The Dagger: College Basketball Blog

Quickish is a new news service that quickly gives you the best analysis of the biggest stories in sports. From Quickish's editors, here is a selection of the best proclamations and exclamations from Friday of the NCAA tournament:

Marv Albert + college hoops. This is going to be different but I know it's going to be awesome.
(Basketball Prospectus's Kevin Pelton)

Screengrab: Craig Sager's pink suit.
(Mocksession's Tim Burke)

Where's Gus?
Nantz is announcing this Michigan game with an "I'm tired of this Gus Johnson lovefest - you want exciting, I WILL GIVE YOU EXCITING!!!!!" edge.
(ESPN's Bill Simmons)

The President Cuts In
I've got the US as a 1 seed over 16 seed Libya here.
(Spencer Hall)

Jalen Rose vs. Grant Hill
So it'll be Duke v Michigan Sunday. Can we get an old-timer game prior? Settle this Fab Five deal like men?
(Yahoo! Sports' Dan Wetzel)

Ahh: There's our Gus
(CBS's Gus Johnson)

Quote of the Day
Charles Barkley when Kenny Smith wondered why he felt worse for his daughter at 'Nova than for 'Nova players: "I don't pay their tuition."
(Newsday's Neil Best)

Last Word on George Mason (For Now)
We are labeling you. Just like your predecessor, you are Cinderella. You are Rocky. You are the underdog. You will always be the underdog. You even have an unheralded player with a deadeye jump shot named L-u-u-u-u-ke, who knows of the force. It is your destiny.
(Washington Post's Mike Wise)

Anyone win this?
Congrats to those who took the best prop in the tourney. Will BU ever lead Kansas? They did at 7-5.
(CNBC's Darren Rovell)

Kyrie Irving: X-Factor
Irving is back and the top-seed in the West suddenly got even tougher to punch out, an almost unheard of proposition during the first weekend of the NCAA tournament.
(ESPN's Andy Katz)

More on Irving
Jim Nantz, who was calling the game for CBS and sitting right in front of me, to throw his arms up in the air. Why was Nantz so animated? Because that single full-court drive to the rim showed the kind of impact Irving could have on this tournament.
(SI.com's Lars Anderson)

You were saying, "Bracketologists?"
VCU coach Shaka Smart > ESPN's college basketball analysts.
(SI's Richard Deitsch

Hottest Coach in the Country
I think that stuff's kind of fading now. We've proven over the last two games that we belong here, we more than belong here. Sunday's going to be more about us and Purdue, and who's the better team.
(VCU coach Shaka Smart, via SI's Stewart Mandel)

Obama's Bracket: 29-3
Actually, Obama's selections may suggest he isn't that devout a fan. His picks were overwhelmingly for name programs and favorites — simply following the seedings of the selection committee. He actually chose, well, conservatively.
(Yahoo! Sports' Dan Wetzel

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